How to Relax After a Hectic Day at Work

How to Relax After a Hectic Day at Work

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If it were that easy, you wouldn't be reading this text, would you? Truth be told, after all those hours spent at the office and your mind being occupied with all sorts of meetings, plans, arrangements and constant influx of new information, it is little wonder one has lost the habit of simply turning into free time mode the moment they leave the office building. On the bright side, it's good that you have recognized your need for a good rest, and you are more than ready to try out some of our suggestions.

Dress appropriately

Even though you choose to wear comfortable clothes to work, remove them the moment you get home. They will subconsciously remind you of all the obligations you had to do that day. Have a nice, relaxing shower (or maybe a bubble bath even), and slip into your favorite comfy tracksuit to really feel at home.

Exercise

Depending on what kind of person you are, you can take up different activities. For some, yoga, Pilates or zumba are exactly what they need. Controlled movements in a calm environment or joyously dancing to music have invigorating effects. For the others, there is no better way to shake the stress away than by lifting heavy weights. Feeling physically strong helps you feel good about yourself, and by putting focus on the technique and your movements you are avoiding to think about what you did at work that day.

Unplug and unwind

Follow the latest trend and turn off your mobile phone, or at least switch off the internet. Perhaps you haven't noticed, but we have become too available these days. Try to be out of reach for some time. If anyone really needs you, they can use the landlines. Listen to some music, or read a book or a magazine. Or take a proper nap, without any buzzing around. You will feel refreshed and empowered after having chosen to step away from the world for a while.

Play online games

This is somewhat in contrast to the previous suggestion, but it also works like a charm if you recognize yourself in the following lines. Don't you sometimes need to do some simple activity that isn't too demanding, and yet it has your full attention? Playing games such as online bingo can be very beneficial. It's difficult to immediately step into the state of not thinking too much after a whole day of exchanging information, isn't it? Allow yourself some time to focus on something else completely, and this game playing will erase all the office problems from your mind, so you can focus on something more pleasant later.

Take a walk

You needn't have a lovely park for this activity, though it is desirable. Don't fret if your neighbourhood isn't one of the greenest in the country. Go for a stroll and enjoy the time spent outside. It is extremely soothing for the mind and body. You can go alone, listen to some music, or invite a friend or a family member to join you if you feel like it.

Family and friends

Speaking of which, people are social beings, so if you're feeling a bit low, perhaps you haven't been spending enough quality time with your loved ones. Choose your company carefully, though. If you know in advance the person is going to ramble about their own problems the whole time, you should give up on such energy vampires.

Smile

Seriously, smile. Find a way that will put that curved line on your face. Deliberately go for a funny, feel-good comedy film or series. Watch some YouTube videos which make you smirk, or even laugh out loud. It will do wonders for you.

Meditate

There is something about deep breathing that immediately releases the tension. In case you're inexperienced at this, you can always find some guided meditation video on-line and truly let go.

These would be the least time-consuming and quickest solutions so far. Take your pick, and give it a try. Remember: even de-stressing takes some practice, so start making a habit of this as soon as possible.

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"

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My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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How to Cope With Anxiety and Depression

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Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Every now and then there is a stressful situation causing us to feel worry and restlessness. The only problem is, people suffering from anxiety only know the feeling too well since it has become too frequent in their lives, and it can amount to a panic attack. Even worse, anxiety often leads to depression, and it is extremely difficult to deal with these conditions. However, it is not impossible. Here is what you need to implement if you begin to feel/are feeling anxious or depressed, and you have started to notice the unpleasant emotions are appearing more and more often.

Develop a habit

While there is a plethora of tips about what needs to be done when you have an anxiety attack, the tricks often don't seem to work. Why? Because you haven't created a habit of calming yourself down in that way. If you wish for any strategy to work, you have to train your body and your mind into accepting it. The more you practice, the quicker the peace and relaxation come.

Decide on a technique and start applying it. You can choose deep breathing, meditation, taking yoga or tai chi lessons – whichever appeals to you and suits your current situation. Even going to a spa center is a strategy. The point is to dedicate enough of your precious time to your health, and to do it regularly.

Get healthy

Some of the disorders can be inherited, but we are definitely stronger and less prone to them if we keep ourselves in good shape. It's only too easy to become anxious or feel down if you are physically and mentally exhausted.

For this reason, take good care of your body. Eat healthily and regularly. Opt for foods that will keep you full for longer, and avoid immediate sugar boosters, which cause a sudden energy drop afterwards. Make sure you get enough sleep every single night, and do exercise regularly.

Use natural remedies

Along with changing your diet, try to use natural remedies which have long been known for their calming effects: Chamomile, Rhodiola, Valerian root, Lavender, saffron…Recent research has shown that using the best CBD oil for anxiety is extremely recommendable, too, but you should always consult your doctor first.

Spend time with friends and family

As a species, we are social beings, and you have to embrace this fact. In short, it means that we are in need of each other's company, and we feel bad if we don't spend enough quality time with our loved ones. Always make some time for a friendly chat, as this should help you feel better.

Go to parks

Or any other area with plenty of greenery. You don't have to be a fan of camping so as to feel the benefits of spending some time in nature. Like it or not, but nature has a calming effect on our minds and bodies, so dedicate some time to going for a walk in the nearby park or a forest, but stay safe.

Change your focus

This is another technique that needs practicing, and it's not just about changing what you are thinking about. You have to train yourself to change the emotions the moment you start thinking about something nice and pleasant.

Get professional help

Most importantly, do not delay seeking professional advice if you notice any of the symptoms. Anxiety and depression are health issues, and you should treat them as such. If you had high temperature, for example, you would visit a doctor. It is the same way with mental health – don't neglect the symptoms.

To sum up, ask yourself one question: are you really doing everything in your power to overcome the conditions? Start applying the advice we have compiled for you, and the results should start showing after a while.

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